Even some of the world’s most beautiful people feel let down by their teeth. Whenever you talk, people see your teeth. If they aren’t perfect (or at least in good condition) then it can make you look dirty and unclean. People become very judgmental when it comes to other people’s teeth.

However, imperfect teeth can also impact your health, so you shouldn’t just think about your appearance. Bad teeth can lead to gum disease, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

This post will cover this topic in more detail, explaining why you need perfect teeth (and why it’s important for your self-esteem to have them).

Perception

Your appearance defines you as a person. In other words, people judge others by the way they look. Perfect teeth will influence people’s opinion of you positively. One of the main complaints that a lot of people have about their teeth is that they aren’t straight. Very few people have naturally straight teeth. However, it is possible for such individuals to straighten their teeth using braces, or even invisible braces. Straightening one’s teeth (and keeping them clean) can help to improve a person’s image. It is worth noting, no matter how straight your teeth are, if you do not keep them clean, eventually your teeth will fall out. Gum disease is an inevitability when you have poor oral hygiene. If you are missing teeth, people won’t think very highly of you (or at least won’t think that you take very good care of yourself).

Cleanliness

Cleanliness is next to godliness, as the saying goes. If you do not take care of your teeth, then the people that you meet in daily life are going to think that you are a dirty person. If you don’t take care of your teeth, what else don’t you take care of? This can seriously affect your image, and no doubt your confidence. If everybody you know thinks that you are dirty, you are going to have trouble making friends and finding dates. The only people you will attract to you will be equally dirty.

Relationships

You will struggle to find people to start relationships with, romantically and socially, if you do not take care of your teeth.  People who are isolated from the world and do not have any friends tend to have very low self-esteem.  Having no positive relationships in your life can isolate you from the world. While bad teeth alone aren’t enough to push existing friends away, they are enough to make potential new friends avoid you. Having perfect teeth can, with all of this in mind, improve your social life.

Odor

When you don’t take care of your teeth, eventually gum disease will set in. When gum disease sets in, the next step is tooth loss and decay. Tooth loss and decay are not especially pleasant processes. More often than not, it leads to people developing extremely bad breath. When people are talking to you in daily life, they will smell your breath. If it smells putrid because your mouth is home to various rotting teeth, then you are going to notice the people that you talk to moving away from you, pulling faces, or holding their noses. All of this can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. When you have good breath, people won’t mind being close to you.

Eating

If your teeth begin to decay, eventually you won’t be able to chew your own food. If you can’t chew your own food, then that means you won’t be able to go out to restaurants with people. Instead, you will have to drink food through a straw. This no doubt will damage your social life. Nobody wants to have to spend their life drinking food, instead of eating it. Some with tooth decay can still chew their food but have to eat soft, mushy food. Even this can impact a person’s image and stop people from wanting to spend time with them. When you have perfect teeth, this is not a problem.

Confidence

For all of the reasons listed above, not taking care of your teeth can seriously damage your confidence. When you don’t feel confident, you will naturally experience low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can be very bad for your mental health. And, thankfully, in relation to your teeth, it is completely unavoidable. All you have to do is to take care of them, brush daily, floss, use mouthwash, and see your dentist once or twice a year for check-ups.

You need to take care of your teeth. Not doing so could lead to gum disease and tooth decay, both of which can negatively affect your self-esteem and self-image.  Taking care of your teeth is easy, so there is no excuse not to.